Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 26, 2013

Patsy Brady


KALKASKA — Patsy Brady was born March 6, 1944, to the late Roy and Kay (Sparks) Furches in Loudon, Tenn. Patsy was received in heaven Sunday evening, Nov. 18, 2012, at 6:45 p.m., at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. A short time after the following message was read to her by her loving husband, Dan, "My love for you Patsy is everlasting before and after our time on this earth. Although I fear your passing, I know you will be with our Lord and Savior. There are not enough words to express my joy and happiness spending the time we had together the past 19 years. My sorrow losing you will turn to smiles remembering you, memories that will always be. It's not goodbye my love, it's until we meet again. I will share our last message in hopes those who read it will gain strength and love facing each tomorrow with a smile as I saw on your beautiful face everyday since our first kiss knowing we were meant to be. I love you, Patsy. Yours forever, Dan."

Patsy graduated from Denver East High School in 1944 and attended San Jose State College.

She worked many years in the furniture industry as a regional manager for Expressions Custom Furniture and retired in 2006 from Ethan Allen Furniture in Novi, where she served as general manager.

Patsy is survived by her devoted husband, Daniel Brady, of Kalkaska; daughter, Michele (William) Contestable, of Chico, Calif.; son, Michael (Andrea) Brady, of Broomfield, Colo.; and eight grandchildren, Paija Contestable, Payton Contestable, Chloe Contestable, Lilly Contestable, Sebastian Brady, Bella Brady, Raina Brady and Logan Patterson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Furches; and Darren Patterson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.